This month’s Math IS Real Life focuses on a cute little furball who lives and reigns at my house.
As I realized we were down to our very last few kernels of “crunchies”, I knew I needed to get myself to the cat food store right away. I tried to explain to Milo that his current eating habits DO cause a lot of waste, but he–in typical feline form–simply ignored me.
So I drove off to the store to invest in another stash of mealtime fun for Milo–both his “crunchies” at $28.00 bucks a bag AND his morning and evening “mushies” at approximately $0.50 per can. Yes. He is spoiled. I know.
It got me to thinking about how much I spend on the animal per month for food, so I decided to do a little calculating. First of all, he eats about 1/2 cup of crunchies per day which, as you can see, gives him about 72 servings per bag.
(The most common answers were about $23.20 cents per month–about $11.70 in crunchies and $11.50 in mushies)
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU! Think of other “Real Life” math examples that YOUR kids might enjoy! Blog about them if you are a blogger and link up next month! If you are not a blogger and come up with great ideas to share, write them in the comments below so other teachers might benefit from your brilliance! Thanks for stopping by…